Aurora Rising : Previously published as The Prefect
A rollercoaster ride through the dark and turbulent universe of REVELATION SPACE: an interstellar thriller where nothing - and no one - is what they seem ...
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These days, his job is his life.
A murderous attack against a Glitter Band habitat is nasty, but it looks to be an open-and-shut case - until Dreyfus starts looking under some stones that some very powerful people would really rather stayed unturned. What he uncovers is far more serious than mere gruesome murder: a covert takeover bid by a shadowy figure, Aurora (who may once have been human but certainly isn't now), who believes the people of the Glitter Band should no longer be in charge of their own destiny.
Dreyfus discovers that to save something precious, you may have to destroy part of it.
'An adroit and fast-paced blend of space opera and police procedural, original and exciting' George R. R. Martin
- Paperback | 528 pages
- 133 x 198 x 33mm | 358g
- 02 Nov 2017
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
Other books in this series
08 Nov 2001
11 Oct 2012
12 Mar 2015
08 Mar 2007
The span here is mind-boggling - GOOD BOOK GUIDE
Alastair Reynolds occupies the same frenzied imaginative space as Philip K. Dick or A.E. Van Vogt; that he occupies it as a working scientist is what makes it so exciting - GUARDIAN
Space Opera's current Janacek - TELEGRAPH
An adroit and fast-paced blend of space opera and police procedural, original and exciting - George R. R. Martin
About Alastair Reynolds
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